1. Otolaryngology
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  3. Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Ear, Nose and Throat

Ear, Nose and Throat

Comprehensive Care from Our Experts

Conditions that affect the ears, nose or throat (ENT) can lead to significant effects on the quality of life for you or your child. You need care from a team of experts who know what to expect and who can offer the latest treatments and technology. That’s what you can expect from Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport.

Our otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors) are specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose and throat. In addition, our team-based approach to care means you benefit from our collective experience. We see patients in two convenient locations in Shreveport and Bossier City.

Our Ear, Nose and Throat Services

Our ENT specialists provide a full range of ENT care, including complete treatment for conditions that affect the ears and balance system, such as sinus headaches and ear infections. We also offer cochlear implants, specialized hearing aids that are surgically implanted inside the ear, to treat severe hearing loss.

Our team includes north Louisiana’s only board-certified pediatric ENT specialists. We’re able to provide the care your child needs for ENT issues, whether they result from a common illness or a chronic condition.

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Contact us for more information about our ENT care or to arrange a consultation.

Inspire Sleep Therapy

An Alternative to CPAP

Inspire® Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) is the only FDA-approved implantable treatment for people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

You may be a good candidate for Inspire Therapy if you have moderate-to-severe OSA and are unable to use or get consistent benefit from Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). Our doctors will evaluate your overall health status and perform a physical examination of your airway to determine if Inspire therapy might be a suitable CPAP alternative for you.

How the Inspire Sleep Therapy Works

Inspire is a device implanted inside the body that works with a patient’s natural breathing process. Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, keeping the airway open during sleep.

Inspire is implanted during a short, outpatient procedure. Most patients return home the same day and can resume non-strenuous activities within a few days or as directed by their doctor.

The Inspire system consists of a breathing sensor lead and a stimulation lead, powered by a small battery. The therapy is controlled by a small handheld sleep remote which allows the patient to turn the device on before bed and off when they wake up, increase and decrease stimulation strength, and pause during the night if needed.